When I am able to cover events live, I love to hear everyone's stories. It's part of my job: to listen and share your story. I met Sandra Bentien at the NRHA Futurity a couple of years ago and fell in love with her stallion, Gotta Twist It Up. The pair ended up winning the … Continue reading Sandra Bentien: Alone at the Top
Once again I had the opportunity to attend the National Reining Horse Association's marquee event: The NRHA Futurity & Adequan North American Affiliate Championships. I was doing coverage of the NAAC for the NRHA Reiner, and, as always, the experiences did not disappoint.
I've been meaning to share a few photos I took while I was covering events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the American Quarter Horse Journal. I picked a fun day to go, as it definitely showed the versatility of the Quarter Horse--from hunter under saddle, to pole bending, Western pleasure, and barrel … Continue reading Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress
Last week was a crazy one for me. I've learned it is particularly difficult to cover an event that is happening in France while you're located in Kentucky. But, thanks to technology and social media, it wasn't too bad. I was doing remote coverage of the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games for the EquineChronicle.com and HorsesDaily.com. It … Continue reading A Golden World Equestrian Games for USA Reining
Six riders are now preparing their passports for Normandy, France, after a stellar showing at the 2014 Kentucky Cup Reining Event held during the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington over the weekend. Over the course of two rides, the top reiners in the country battled it out for the … Continue reading Reining Team USA Announced
It's always fun to receive media credentials in the mail--I never get tired of it! Monday evening I received my media credentials for the 2014 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event and the Kentucky Reining Cup, which will be held a the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington next weekend. I'll be doing double, or maybe it's … Continue reading Expect a Good Time at Rolex!
I'm finally back from Harrisburg, Pa., where I was competing with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dally, at the 2014 American Kennel Club National Agility Championships. This was not just a fun and competitive trip, but also a work trip. I was able to cover the event for the Canine Chronicle, both via the website and … Continue reading AKC National Agility Championship Coverage
This week I'll be doing some double, or rather triple, timing. I'm currently on my way to Harrisburg, Pa., for the 2014 American Kennel Club National Agility Championships to compete, for the third year in a row, with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dally (registered name: PACH Frontiers HonkyTonkBaDonkADonk RN, AX, AXJ, MXP5, MXPB, MJP5, MJPB, … Continue reading AKC National Agility Championships
To round out some of the large equine events I've been lucky to attend in my career (NRHA Futurity, AQHA World Show, Kentucky Derby, Breeders' Cup), I can now add Road to the Horse to that list. I did some light coverage of this "colt starting world championship" for the EquineChronicle.com over the weekend, since … Continue reading Road to the Horse 2014: Captivating Excitement from Beginning to End
Back in November I was invited to cover the Oleika Shriners Pro Rodeo for Rodeo News by my friend, and freelance photographer, Rick Samuels. It was great to get back to my roots--I did high school and college rodeo and fell in love with the sport. I saw some old friends, met some people whose … Continue reading Rodeo News: The Oleika Shriners’ Pro Rodeo